Oklahoma Sooners: Hunter Bivin

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January, 3, 2013

Black Team offense

Quarterback: Christian Hackenberg (Penn State)

Running back: Alvin Kamara

Receiver: Alvin Bailey (Florida), Robert Foster (Alabama), Damore'ea Stringfellow (Washington)

Tight end: O.J. Howard (Alabama)

Offensive tackle: Darius James (Texas), Denver Kirkland

Offensive guard: Grant Hill (Alabama), Joas Aguilar (Texas A&M)

Center: Hunter Bivin (Notre Dame)

Captains: Kelvin Taylor, Hunter Bivin, Robert Nkemdiche, Ben Boulware

Black Team defense

Defensive end: Robert Nkemdiche, Elijah Daniel

Defensive tackle: Greg Gilgmore (LSU), Kennedy Tulimasealii (Hawaii)

Inside linebacker: Ben Boulware (Clemson)

Outside linebacker: Alex Anzalone (Notre Dame), Matthew Thomas

Safety: Keanu Neal (Florida), Leon McQuay III

Cornerback: Vernon Hargreaves III (Florida), Tarean Folston (Notre Dame)

Black Team special teams

Long snapper: Tyler Kluver (Iowa)

Kicker/punter: Sean Covington (UCLA)

White Team offense

Quarterback: Kevin Olsen (Miami)

Running back: Keith Ford (Oklahoma)

Receiver: Laquon Treadwell, Ryan Green (Florida State), Jalin Marshall (Ohio State)

Tight end: Hunter Henry (Arkansas)

Offensive tackle: Derwin Gray (Maryland), Dorian Johnson (Pittsburgh)

Offensive guard: Patrick Kugler (Michigan), David Dawson (Michigan)

Center: Scott Quessenberry (UCLA)

White Team defense

Defensive end: Carl Lawson (Auburn), Joey Bosa (Ohio State)

Defensive tackle: Henry Poggi (Michigan), Kelsey Griffin (South Carolina)

Inside linebacker: Reuben Foster, Yannick Ngakoue

Outside linebacker: Trey Johnson

Safety: Max Redfield, Antonio Conner

Cornerback: Gareon Conley (Ohio State), Shaq Wiggins (Georgia)

White Team special teams

Long snapper: Brendan Turelli

Kicker: Ryan Santoso (Minnesota)

Punter: Shane Tripucka

Captains: Ryan Green, Hunter Henry, Patrick Kugler, Reuben Foster
There were a slew of Oklahoma and Texas high school recruits being pursued by Oklahoma in action last weekend at the Nike Football Training Camp event at the Dallas Cowboys practice facility, but that’s not where the Sooners sent out offers.

OU never has been more aggressive in pursuing non-regional prospects in states such as Florida and California and that trend continued in the last week. The Sooners made three offers in the last week, and none were from Oklahoma or Texas.

Oklahoma has made big strides with wide receivers in California. Receivers coach Jay Norvell has been able to lure big-time talents like Kenny Stills and Derrick Woods (Inglewood, Calif./Inglewood) to Norman, Okla.

Woods' influence could play a role in OU offering receiver Darrell Daniels (Oakley, Calif./Freedom). Daniels and Woods are friends and Woods already is starting to talk up the Sooners to Daniels.

The Sooners extended one big new offer to a 2013 prospect this week. Bob Przybylo breaks down the most recent offer and where OU stands:

• With junior day approaching, it was a rather quiet week on the offer front for Oklahoma. The only notable offer was to offensive tackle Hunter Bivin (Owensboro, Ky./Apollo).

Bivin, 6-foot-6 and 290 pounds, has offers from nearly every major college program. He has been on OU’s radar for a while, but it will be tough to take Bivin away from the Midwest. Bivin is an ESPNU Watch List member.

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